Eco Holiday Gifting Guide
The holidays are a time for us to reflect on what matters most in our lives, as well as to fully embrace the spirit of giving. This holiday season, we encourage you to give meaningful gifts that will not only make your friends and family smile, but will also give back to the hands that made your gift.
We’ve assembled for you our Eco-Holiday Gifting Guide, to help guide you through the often-overwhelming noise of over consumption, to more authentic hand-made gifts with meaning. Look for natural materials, low-waste producers, and companies that embrace Fair Trade. Happy Holidays from Mooncloth!
Stocking Stuffers Under $35
Servv International’s Zari Elephant Ornament ($10.00)– Featuring hand sewn embroidery and beadwork, this delightful little elephant ornament was made by a group called the Tara Projects. The Tara Projects has been working to fight exploitation, poverty, and the protection of rights of artisans. Their commitment to the environment includes reforestation projects and most recently rainwater harvesting projects to address the extreme demand for water in many regions of India.
Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion($13.00) - Polish up your eco-awareness with this great book. In it, author Elizabeth Cline sets out to uncover the true nature of the cheap fashion juggernaut. What are we doing with all these cheap clothes? And more important, what are they doing to us, our society, our environment, and our economic well-being?
Soul Flower Mini Hamsa Gilded Necklace ($22.00) – The Hamsa Hand is a sign of protection and brings its wearer luck, happiness, health and good fortune. This pendant is gold plated and made in the USA. Soul Flower is committed to creating heartfelt art with eco-friendly materials for like-minded souls.
Zenbunni Full Moon Chocolate Club ⋆Gift Membership⋆ - Each Moon Cycle, we take you on a magical Chocolate Journey through the seasonal herbs, flowers, scents & crystals of that Full Moon, inviting you over the year to connect to the natural rhythms of our Cosmos and Yourself. Each month includes a gift box of 9 Full Moon inspired Chocolate Bars, your choice of an exclusive Gheenache or Coconache infusion, and an ethically sourced Crystal stone to hone the energies ”within and without.” - You can even get this membership for yourself and share a box with a friend! Also check out their dreamy Coffee and Ghee-nache or Coco-nache gift set, also available as a moon-thly subscription!
Nurture with Nature’s Zea Zizzler ($8.00) - Nature is the perfect place to reflect in silence and listen from within. In our home, the bathroom is that space; the practice Nurture with Nature calls “Bathwomb Meditations.” Zea Zizzlers were inspired out of the desire to balance the racing mind and tired body; also to make nice with chlorine in the water and soften the body. There are eight Blends to Choose From:
- Ocean: Peppermint, French Lavender, Basil & Patchouli
- Energy: Peppermint, Rosemary & Basil
- Happy: Grapefruit, French Lavender & Lemongrass
- Calm: French Lavender, Geranium, Clary Sage & Roman Chamomile
- Peaceful: Geranium, Rosemary, Pine, Juniper Berry, French Lavender & Patchouli
- Mystical: Tea-tree & Patchouli
- Zensual: Geranium, Ylang-ylang, Patchouli & Rose (Otto)
- French Lavender: Rejuvenate your whole being. Lavender is great for everything!
Mooncloth Room Sprays (from $18.00) - Our two different natural room sprays are made to help you transform for your space by helping you bring the rooms energy up or down with refreshing organic scented sprays. Choose between Moon Light, or Sun Light, or select a combination of both!
Gifts for Her
Nicora Gift Card ($50 and up) – Nicora is a company based here in California creating beautiful #veganshoes that are ethically and environmentally responsibly made. Nicora focuses on sustainability in all aspects of their business, from their energy usage to their minimal packaging. We’d never try to buy shoes for our girlfriends, but you can encourage them to shop responsibly at amazing little companies like Nicora with a Gift Card!
Tonle Tassel Necklace in Natural ($28.00) – Dress up any simple outfit with this statement making necklace. Tonle is a zero waste fashion company that knows how to make the best use of their materials. This killer necklace is a combination of handmade clay beads from Cambodia and tassels made from fabric remnants.
Joon + Co. Gold Leaf Scarf ($45.00) – This beautiful scarf is made from all natural materials and is 25% silk, 75% cotton. The leaf pattern is block printed by artisans in India. 100% of proceeds from this collection goes into the pockets of the artisans and designers who created it.
Mooncloth Royal Purple Dream Hemp Silk Kimono ($300.00) - The robe that is fit for Kings and Queens, made from a dreamy blend of hemp and silk. Adorn yourself with the highest quality environmentally conscious fabric that the world has to offer. Perfect for lounging at home, or wearing out on top of your favorite outfit.
Monk Oil City Skin Potion Trio ($64.00) – The City Skin Potion was created to serve the unique needs of the urban dweller. This set of 3 different oils consists of the Original Potion, Dawn Potion, and Dusk Potion. The Original Potion is for grounding and soothing protection, Dawn helps foster unconditional love, and Dusk supports self-knowledge and confidence.
Gifts for Him
PACT Apparel Crew Sweatshirt ($45.00) – PACT is committed to Fair Trade practices and incorporating Organic Cotton into their stylish, casual apparel. Perfect for dudes who insist on comfort.
Nisolo Cortez Mid-Top Sneaker in Tobacco ($118.00) –Nisolo is a shoe company that aims to push the fashion industry in a more sustainable, responsible direction. Their ethically made, fairly priced shoe collection features the work of artisans in Trujillo, Peru.
Moondeli Mini Set ($60.00) – For the man in your life whose body is a temple, this indulgent, organic wild foraged herbal supplement set helps the body’s natural defenses against physical, emotional and environmental stress. The Moondeli Mini Set includes six ancient tonic blends in mini, go-anywhere, reusable amber glass jars. Give the gift of health and vitality!
For the Home
Accompany Exclusive Otomi Holiday Stocking ($74.00) – Hand embroidered in Hidalgo, Mexico, this 100% cotton stocking was created by artisans using traditional weaving techniques. Each purchase enables artisans and their communities to rise out of poverty and achieve economic stability.
Servv International Sea Grass Balance Basket Set ($75.00) – This set of 3 handwoven seagrass baskets make beautiful planters for houseplants or serve as great storage. These baskets were made by the artisans that make up Mai Handicrafts, a community of artisans in Ho Chi Mihn City. The group was created to help single mothers build a healthy community. The fair wages they receive for their work keeps disadvantaged people from seeking abusive work at local factories.
Sacred Sari Throw ($79.99) – Share in the pleasure of new hope with this ethically sourced, Fair Trade, recycled Sari throw. Handcrafted in Bangladesh, each Sacred Sari Throw was made by women who have left the red light district and have broken away from the sex trade.
Mooncloth Tribal Water Napkins (from $50.00) - Creativity is the foundation of all Moon Cloth products. This napkin print started off as a free-flow meditative painting by one of our artists, and then came to life as this Tribal Water Print. It is a perfect gift for anyone who is in a new home or
Kids & Baby
Tea Born Free Bodysuit Set ($29.50) – This sweet little set of onesies is too cute to pass up. We love the illustrative animal print almost as much as we love the mission of Tea, the company that created this little gem. Headquartered in San Francisco, Tea creates kid’s clothing inspired by global connection and has manufacturing partners all over the globe. Best of all, every Tea purchase gives back to The Global Fund for Children.
Thistle Farms Bo Bunny ($48.00) - A companion to treasure, Bo Bunny is handcrafted by women survivors in Peru. This sweet little knitted bunny stays stylish during the winter season in his blue and cream stripped sweater. Filled with love, Bo is a cuddly and soft playmate. 100% cotton, hand made.
Happy Holidays to you from MoonCloth! We are happy to promote a sustainable marketplace <3
Written by Kerry Galbraith